Scouts and Guides to benefit from $1.4m in funding
The Victorian Government is supporting Scouts and Girl Guides across Victoria through its Scouts and Guides Facilities Grants Program.
The program is providing $4 million to fund the upgrade of Scouts and Guides facilities. By improving the safety, functionality and accessibility of facilities, young people are better able to enjoy scout and guide activities.
On 12 April 2013, the Minister for Youth Affairs, the Hon Ryan Smith MP announced the recipients of $1.4 million of funding under Round 2 of the program. Twenty-three scout groups and thirteen guide groups will share in this funding. This adds to the 60 groups that received funding under Round 1.
Some of the projects being funded under Round 2 include:
- $50,000 to Croydon Hills Scout Hall an extension to the existing hall, the addition of storage facilities and new fencing.
- $83,000 to Maryborough Guide Hall in the Central Goldfields for refurbishment of the floors, toilets doors and external walls.
- $50,000 to Bentleigh Scout Hall for the removal of asbestos, and repairs to the kitchen, toilets, windows and roof.
- $19,500 to Warrnambool Guide Hall for roof repairs.
You can view a list of all the projects funded in this round here. (XLS file, 28.5kb)
About Girl Guides VictoriaThe Girl Guides mission statement is "to enable girls and young women to grow into confident, self-respecting, responsible community members".
Guides are aged between five and 18 and come from all parts of the Victorian community. As guides they experience challenges, fun and friendship in a supportive, safe environment.
Guides provides girls and young women with the opportunity to
- Meet personal challenges
- Learn team building and leadership skills
- Make new friends
To find out more about Girl Guides Victoria, check out www.guidesvic.org.au (new window)
About Scouts Victoria
Scouting is a worldwide movement that has shaped the development of young people and adults for over 100 years.
Scouts is the biggest and most successful youth organisation in Australia, with more than 20,000 Victorians from all backgrounds participating in a range of scouting activities, including:
- First aid
- Performing arts
Scouts encourages people from all backgrounds to grow into confident, self-respecting, responsible members of their communities.
To find out more about Scouts Victoria, check out www.vicscouts.com.au (new window)
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